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this is bbc news. i'mjane hill live in st ann's square in central manchester — where thousands of people have been paying tributes to those who lost their lives in monday's bombing. the queen visits royal manchester children's hospital — to offer support to survivors and members of the emergency services. it's awful, really. a minute's silence is held across the uk in memory people who were killed in the bombing. after photos showing debris from the manchester suicide bomb are leaked to american media
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—president trump promises the culprit will face "the full extent of the law". eight people have now been arrested in the uk — in a third day of raids — police say the investigation continues to be fast—moving. i want to reassure people, that the arrests that we have made are significant — and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation. i'm reeta chakrabarti — also in the next hour... president trump delivers a blunt message to european members of nato. he tells them they must spend more on defence to meet the threat from terrorism. ukip's paul nuttall describes the decision to launch his party's manifesto today as a message to terrorists "that they will not win". and — net migration to the uk falls by 84,000 — most of those leaving the country were eu citizens. good evening from st ann's square in
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manchester. flowers continue to be late. they have been all day to remember the victims of monday's bomb attack. the queen has been here in the city today, visiting victims at royal manchester children's hospital, spoke with some of the children who were injured and their pa rents children who were injured and their parents and described monday's attack as a wicked act. we will hear more about the royal visit in a moment but first let's bring you up—to—date with the latest developments in the investigation. of those five adults and five children remain in critical condition. a row has erupted after
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key images from the investigation we re key images from the investigation were leaked to the new york times by us intelligence officials. the uk police said they will no longer share intelligence about the attack with the us as a result. president trump has vowed to get to the bottom of the leaks which he called deeply troubling. here, officers investigating the attack had describe the arrests made so far as significant. eight people are still in custody. that's the investigation here as it stands. today a lot of the focus has been on the human element and the human impact of all of this. the queen was in manchester earlier on meeting children injured in that attack and some of the staff who are caring for them and the royal manchester children's hospital, so let's cross there and join other royal correspondent. this children's
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hospital serves manchester, the region and the whole country and it was here on monday night that 3a people, 29 children and five of their parents came to be treated and it was here three days later that the queen came to thank some of those staff and to meet some of those staff and to meet some of those survivors. visiting time like no other, a monarch responding in person to manchester united and troubles. millie robson suffered leg injuries in monday's attack. the 15—year—old from county durham is a massive fan of ariana grande. you had enjoyed the concert, presumably? it was really nice. i got to meet before the concert and was lovely. really, mushy? millie remembers the explosion, the ringing in her years and the screams. my dad ran over to me and picked me up and we had jumpers around the main ones on my
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leg and he picked me up and we ran outside and a lot of the paramedics outside, just like strangers were helping. ijust said look outside, just like strangers were helping. i just said look at outside, just like strangers were helping. ijust said look at me, don't look at anything else. it was carnage around. another fan of the us pop star who is now known by young and old. did you say you enjoyed it? yes. she sounds very good. very good singer. the 14—year—old from harrogate was at the concert to celebrate her birthday but a fun night ended in tragedy. very scary. very wicked. to target that sort of thing. the queen has been struck by the good that has come out of such evil. very interesting how everybody has united. it's been amazing. this is a
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children's hospital caring also for the parents injured alongside their daughters. ruth was hit by the nuts and bolts on the bomb. absolutely dreadful. it has gone through 15 centimetres out the other side so i will get surgery later this afternoon. on hand to meet the queen, those caring for the injured and those who came to their aid. and i introduce you to this gentleman, the first on the scene as a paramedic. your majesty. the full thing she told the many staff she meant was that everyone was so young. this is the queen as the head of the nation, a role she is performed for decades. a steadfast focus for the country in good times and bad. it was a short visit, lasting half an hour, the queen was determined not to get in the way but
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it was a visit that was much appreciated. 0ne it was a visit that was much appreciated. one of the patients she meant, she told the queen it means such a lot you have come here today. thank you very much. this morning saw the most moving element of today. a one—minute silence held here in this square and up silence held here in this square and up and down the united kingdom to remember all those affected by monday's attack. ridge today's mayor andy burnham was among those observing the silent era in the square, observing the silent era in the square, as observing the silent era in the square, as i'm sure you can see from the carpet of flowers behind me, really has become the focal point for the tributes here. our correspondent reports on that. remembering the children, teenagers, mothers, fathers, relatives and friends who lost their lives. a nation united in silence.
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bell chimes. last post plays. as we come from different faiths, different traditions, different cultures, we come as one to declare that we are manchester and we will continue to be that manchester, and so we ask your blessing upon this time and we ask for your love and support on those who suffer, that they will know that, above all, lies the everlasting arms of god. applause
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the applause in st ann's square in manchester lasted for a minute more after the silence. we are manchester through and through, and we wanted to make sure that we were here today to show the people of manchester that we not only stand with you, we are part of you and we are with you. when something really bad happens, everybody needs to just stick together and do what they can to get everybody who's affected, and ijust can't imagine what they are going through. my daughter spent last night crying because she was so fearful of what might happen next. so i came for several reasons. i came to show my children that we are here notjust to grieve but to celebrate, to celebrate what is in the hearts of our nation and our people. so many people didn't return home on monday evening. they will not be forgotten. sarah campbell, bbc news. greater manchester police investigating the bomb attack
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on monday say they have made significant arrests and have seized "very important" items in raids. the force's chief constable, ian hopkins, also said that leaks from the inquiry had caused "distress and upset" to the families. the bomber was named by the american media and photographs of remnants of the bomb were published by the new york times. president donald trump has described the uk leaks as "deeply troubling" and has vowed to "get to the bottom of this". our home affairs correspondent daniel sandford has this report — a warning that it contains scenes you might find distressing. another fast—moving anotherfast—moving police another fast—moving police operation in manchester this morning. 0fficers with guns closing off roads around this college. army bomb disposal experts rapidly on the scene
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responding to a suspect package which was later found to be safe. this has been happening for three days now in manchester. heavily armed officers arriving at location after location as police try to manage an ever expanding investigation. 0vernight, there were more raids and more arrests, including at this house in withington in south manchester. at the moment, eight men are in custody, most appear to be libyans living in britain. these have been an intense days for the officers and staff of greater manchester police along with the national counterterrorism policing and uk intelligence service. i want to reassure people that the arrests that we have made our significant and initial searches of premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation. more details of the bomb itself came out overnight. it appears to have been in a blue
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backpack, fragments of which were found at the scene. the, salman abedi probably got the backpack on friday. the details leaked to the new york times by an american source suggests the bomb had this mental initiator and an unusual high current battery. it got the explosive may have been hydrogen peroxide —based. but the leaking of the forensic pictures has caused fury was the police have stopped sharing information with the americans after what they called a breach of trust. the prime minister will now rated at the highest level. we have a special relationship with the usa, it is our deepest defence and security partnership that we have. that partnership is built on trust and part of that trust is knowing that intelligence can be shared confidently and i will be making clear to president trump today that intelligence that is shared between law enforcement agencies must remain secure. and the
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new manchester mayor expressed his dismay. i made known my concerns about it to the us ambassador, it's not acceptable to me that here there isa not acceptable to me that here there is a live investigation taking place and we cannot have information being put in the public domain that's not in the direct control of the british police and security services. in the direct control of the british police and security servicesm seems that salman abedi, the bomber who killed 22 people at the concert on monday travelled from libya possibly via prague to dusseldorf we re possibly via prague to dusseldorf were german police say he was in transit four days before the bombing. he flew to manchester from there. yesterday, salman abedi's powder, ramadan abedi was detained in libya. this man who knew the father in manchester said he definitely had extremist views. of course, no doubt. no doubt about that. there's no doubt now that detectives investigating monday's atrocity have made progress but enough to make them think they are
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dealing with the terrorist network but there are still important blindspots, particularly around where the bomb was made and a source said some sisters pleasures su bsta nces said some sisters pleasures substances are unaccounted for. —— some suspicious substances. in a moment we'll speak to catriona renton, who's at greater manchester police headquarters, but first let's cross to our washington correspondent nick bryant who'll give us the latest on the diplomatic fallout from the leaks about the investigation. what sense are you getting as to whether there is concern for you are or do people not consider it particularly surprising. give us your take on how this has developed. there is concern from a number of quarters on the side of the atlantic, there is concern on capitol hill from the democratic and republican lawmakers that this
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leaking of information might have compromise the investigation. that seems to be a prime concern on capitol hill. within the law enforcement community in america as well, there is the same concern that the leaking of this information hasn't helped at all in the investigation that this film on going and very fast moving in manchester. people are saying it's very difficult to control the intelligence that is shared when it reaches the side of the atlantic because its share that so many different levels and amongst some a different levels and amongst some a different agencies, it's quite difficult to actually control of the drug administration says it's going to try and do that, donald trump releasing them written statement earlier. this is deeply troubling, he says, the links coming from government agencies —— the leaks. it poses a great threat to our national security. we are hearing in the last few minutes that theresa may and president trump have discussed this
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intelligence scaring problem. we broke the story last and the british police had stopped sharing intelligence with their american counterparts. donald trump and theresa may have discussed that on the sidelines of the nato summit during a photo opportunity. 0ne wonders what this does to the relationship. what it does to the enquiry and weak year that rex tillerson is now going to be headed to the uk, presumably for discussions, what are you hearing about that? nothing other than the fa ct about that? nothing other than the fact that he's going. perhaps it suggests that an acknowledgement within the trumpets ministration that they need to do a diplomatic repair job. that they need to do a diplomatic repairjob. the special relationship is very strong, the sharing of intelligence has always been at the heart of it. stems back from the moment that president roosevelt nix winston churchill signed the atla ntic winston churchill signed the atlantic charter in 1941 foot cup
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intelligence sharing predates the special relationship, churchill didn't introduce that phrase till after the war. it has been a sacrosa nct after the war. it has been a sacrosanct part of the special relationship. the five eyes agreement which involves canada, australia and new zealand. clearly there is fury and there has been fury in whitehall that there has been this breach of trust and theresa may making it clear that she would raise that and people we've spoken to in whitehall say there is astonishment and disbelief that after a warning from amber rudd, the home secretary, she was irritated by the release of the name of salman abedi to the american media that those extraordinary pictures should appear on the front page of the new york times. it led to this decision by counterterrorism police in greater manchester police to stop sharing intelligence related to this investigation with the americans, which is an extraordinary move given the closeness and the tradition of
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that relationship. interesting, thank you for now. let's go to greater manchester police headquarters. we have been following developments there and that was one of the key elements of today, that announcement that intelligence simply would not be shared now because of what has gone on. on top of that, the police saying that they have made significant arrests, that was their word. absolutely, let's just go back to what nick was saying that we heard this morning we understand greater manchester police we re understand greater manchester police were furious about these leaks of the photographs and in the press conference that followed this morning, the chief constable ian hopkins said that this had caused distress to the families who'd already suffered such a terrible loss when their officers had to tell them that this information had been lea ked them that this information had been leaked last night. the one—minute silence was held here earlier today and nowhere was it felt more strongly than amongst the police
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officers who are dealing with this investigation, many of their collea g u es investigation, many of their colleagues and themselves came out here to remember the victims and also to support each other and then the chief constable ian hopkins took to the steps outside greater manchester police headquarters to give us an update. let me bring you right up to date with where we are. eight people are now in custody, all of them men. they were arrested in manchester, wigan and nuneaton. a woman was released —— the woman was arrested. an address in wigan is being said and a number of raids and controlled explosions and searches over the last couple of days as police carry out their investigations, they see these arrests are significant. what ibe these arrests are significant. what i be looking for? looking for bomb—making materials and components that would be used such as chemicals. ian hopkins said that
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initial searches of premises have revealed items they believe to be very important to the investigation will stop a real sense of progress that they've made real headway over the last 24 hours here. the key to quote this investigation goes is that they have to find out who assembled this bomb, where it was made, are there other components out there that could be used in other bombs. they're also, it's believed that salman abedi did know what he was doing, he wasn't coerced or forced to carry this bomb. this is a fast—moving investigation and we expect is more lines of enquiry appear, the police's workload to grow as they hone in on this network. thanks very much. the names of more of monday's victims were released today. eilidh macleod was 14 years old and from barra in the outer hebrides.
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she was at the ariana grande concert with a friend who is still in a serious condition in hospital. wendy fawell was 50 years old and from 0tley in west yorkshire. wendy's son adam fawell said the family were "devastated", saying his mother was a wonderful woman and she'll be sadly missed. courtney boyle, was 19 and from gateshead. she was at the concert with her stepfather philip tron, who also died. courtney's mother said they were now both her angels flying high in the sky. elaine mciver was an off duty cheshire police officer. in a statement from her family, she was described as "everyone's friend, the best we could ever have wished for". as we've been reflecting in terms of the continuing police investigation,
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as we had, police described those arrests that they've made a significant. several members of salman abedi's family are among those taken into custody and it's emerged that two people who knew the bomber had previously made calls to an anti—terrorist hotline. it has raised questions over how the authorities treat intelligence from within the community and how they work with civil society organisations to try to combat radicalisation. welljoining me from birmingham now is jahan mahmood, a former adviser to the government's prevent counter—terror programme. he now runs a community group which tries to combat terrorism. first of all, i wonder what goes through your mind when you hear those suggestions, people telling us in the community that albeit a few yea rs in the community that albeit a few years ago that people had reached out about this man, that they did
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have concerns about him. this isn't the first time this has happened, in the first time this has happened, in the case of the lee rigby case and khalid masood, they were known to the authorities. the authorities had been alerted. the same has come to light of couple of close friends contact the anti—terror hotline and there has been this constant questioning and and intense questioning of the muslim community as if they are not pa rt muslim community as if they are not part of this nation and they don't do anything. we have to remember that these terrorists are the enemy of british muslims as well as mainstream british society, we are all in it together. the fact that it has been brought to the authorities‘s attention goes to show that there is clearly a failure with the response to it and picking it up. the events of monday also go
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straight to the heart of the issue of radicalisation because this is a young man who was born here in this city, loved football, had friends here that is the element of this, the horrific element that the vast majority of people in this country just don't understand. we can't get our head around that. i know your organisation tries to work with young men who might be led astray. what are your thoughts about what is a society we are not getting right? i don't think it's really the responsibility of society because the average community member is not resourced and trained. it's a little bit disappointing when members of the muslim community are asked what they are doing. we don't ask members of the white community what they did about thomas maier, the killer ofjo cox. we have to look at those who are influential and have the power to deconstruct some of this
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poisonous ideology. clerics and scholars are best placed. the conservative government, unlike the labour government before has failed to include more conservative scholars who are probably better trained to deal with extremists than the liberals who are diametrically clearly opposed to the kind of view of the extremists and that's why it's been difficult to mediate and negotiate. i would it's been difficult to mediate and negotiate. iwould recommend it's been difficult to mediate and negotiate. i would recommend that two pronged approach, the right clinics and scholars to deconstruct the ideology and foreign policy is also a player. salman abedi comes from libya, libya was bombed and if anything we get air support to the militants on the ground and i wonder if that has had an impact because in all the killers today, as we have heard from the security services, khalid masood said what's up message about his anger about foreign policy. whatever strategy we develop has to have the government, clerics
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and scholars on board not the average people in the communities that we keep throwing blame at. i'm hesitating because i'm trying to get to the heart of the disbelief that most people have that you could be born in this country and still end up born in this country and still end up doing what this man did on monday night. you outlined a couple of ideas there. being born in this country or being born anywhere in the world does not give any human being the green light to take innocent life. it doesn't matter. even the fact that this guy may have gone to libya, it may have tandem, there may be people who have indoctrinated him, that's a possibility, we are waiting on the investigation to show us exactly who influenced him or motivated this guy but irrespective, nothing gives any human the right to take innocent life. especially that there were so many children. that's the issue i'm
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trying to address. how do we prevent vulnerable people from being subjected to that influence? one of the things that we failed to do is the things that we failed to do is the online radicalisation is something that i have brought to attention time and time again in my interviews. i feel we haven't attention time and time again in my interviews. ifeel we haven't got that right. across society, as well as the media, we haven't put at the right messages. strong, consistent m essa g es to right messages. strong, consistent messages to try to derail some of this ideological influence. we have failed on many different levels and the fact that the government has had to deploy the army to the streets is going to show, it's a clear demonstration that preventative measures have failed. we have got a lot of catching up to do and we can't do this as a community, we have to do this in unison and in combination with the government and the media. it has to be a multidimensional approach. the media. it has to be a multidimensionalapproach. it's the media. it has to be a multidimensional approach. it's as simple as that. not one player on its own can change the discourse we re its own can change the discourse were up against. good to hear your
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thoughts, thank you very much for joining us from birmingham. we will have much more from here in manchester in st ann's square as people continue to arrive on this beautiful evening to lay their flowers a nd beautiful evening to lay their flowers and to read the tributes that are growing by the hour around the memorial here. we'll have more from here but for now i'll hand you back to the studio. ukip‘s paul nuttall has described the decision to launch his party's manifesto today as a message to terrorists "that they will not win". mr nuttall said there was no magic formula to "turning back the tide of radical islam" — but he said it was a "cancer that needs to be cut out". his deputy chairwoman, suzanne evans, accused the prime minister of failing to tackle extremism by cutting the uk's security forces and overseeing record levels of uncontrolled migration. from westminster, here's our political correspondent leila nathoo. ukip back in campaigning mode after the manchester attack. lighting candles,
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they say, is not enough. instead, an accusation that the prime minister must bear some responsibility for what happened. theresa may has allowed jihadists who fought alongside islamic state back into our country. she has failed to stop extremists spreading hatred in our universities and mosques. on her watch, even non—eu migration spiralled out of control and let migration rates reach record highs. paul nuttall promised his party will cut out what he called the cancer of radical islam. denying he was exploiting a tragedy. harsh words for theresa may. this is the home secretary who cut the number of police officers, cut the number of border guards, cut the number of prison officers. i am sorry, it isn't a good record at all. but as for blaming her personally for the attack, absolutely not,
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i am not doing that. what i am saying is that the politicians in this country are too cowardly at the moment to actually face up to what the real issue is. i think she must bear some responsibility, all politicians who voted against measures or voted for measures to make cuts make some responsibility. ukip used this manifesto launch to push the integration agenda, to try to persuade almost 4 million people who backed them last time to stick with them and win new support. they are promising more troops, more police, cutting the overseas aid budget to fund the nhs, a ban on the full face veil and an english parliament. the message is that ukip is prepared to do and say what the other parties won't. and on brexit, a pitch to still play a role. ukip is the country's insurance policy. and if the government begin to backslide, during these negotiations, then it must note
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that ukip will be there. but where? after a dismal performance in the local elections and a depleted roster of parliamentary candidates, ukip has a struggle on its hands to prove it remains relevant. let's talk to our chief political correspondent vicki young, in westminster. it was an abrasive start to campaigning again after the pause in campaigning. do you think ukip made its point effectively or did itjust struck ukip made its point effectively or did it just struck a ukip made its point effectively or did itjust struck a wrong note? their argument was that it was right and proper to have a pause of a couple of days from electioneering that they say you are letting the terrorists win if you let them impinge on the democratic process. you could have been accused of trying to take advantage of the
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situation in manchester and the atrocity that happened there. they would argue that they've been making these kind of arguments for many yea rs. these kind of arguments for many years. they say their manifesto wasn't changed because of what happened, it was printed on saturday, paul nuttall says it is simply not enough for people to light candles in the way he expressed it, he says difficult questions need to be asked, their argument is that there is an integration emergency in the uk. they say it must be clear that people who are allowed in have our rallies and if they don't they shouldn't be allowed in. —— have our values. when this is an evans said directly that theresa may should ta ke directly that theresa may should take some responsibility she backtracked quickly, they said that they were saying that there was a general cowardice among politicians. of course the political opponents say this is completely inappropriate, but we are still hearing the names of those who tragically died on monday, this is
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just not the time to do it. ukip ‘s argument is, we are in a general election campaign difficult questions to be put to the prime minister who was home secretary before, about funding and schemes supposedly to encourage people to come forward with their views on those in their community and they say the election campaign is absolutely the appropriate place to ask these questions. how clear were they about the remedies that they would apply? they were asked about funding and we heard from suzanne evans about having all police and border guards. also they have some policies like for example not allowing jihadis who have been abroad and fought, british people have been abroad and come back to this country, not allowing them back m, this country, not allowing them back in, saying their passports should be taken from them and they should be deported. not easy if they are british citizens but they say that there are many people who will find
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it completely unbelievable that someone it completely unbelievable that someone who has gone over and fought in syria should be allowed here and we are relying on security services to follow them when there are thousands of people that they are trying to keep an eye on. vicki young, thanks. let's look at the weather now. another hot day, the hottest day of the year so far, we've got 28 degrees across in flintshire, overnight very little change, a bit of sea fog on the north sea coast but mostly the talking point overnight will be again how warm it will be, particularly across northern areas, warmer, murkier than last night, marginally fresh in the south, more breeze picking up by friday, which will allow temperatures to rise further on the irish sea coast, so it will be
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another hot day and it looks hotter than today as well. we will see 29 degrees potentially, and similar areas north of the highlands of scotland, parts of northern ireland, it will all change later in the day, much later in the day as showers begin to kick off but it is worth noting that the sun index is very high in the south which is an usual at any high in the south which is an usual atany time high in the south which is an usual at any time of the year in the uk. this is bbc news at five — the headlines. the queen visits royal manchester children's hospital, meeting children injured in monday's terrorist attack. she describes the attack. a national moment of silence is held to remember the victims. 22 people were killed in the bombing. police hunting the terrorist networks behind the attacks say they have made significant arrests and
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seized what they say are important items. president trump says that nato must spend more on the fight against terrorism. he delivers a blunt message to european members of nato, telling them they must spend more on defence to meet the threat from terrorism and ukip launch their party ‘s manifesto. 0ver over to the sports head, wayne rooney says he has made a decision on his career but will not say and what it is, his international career looks to be drawing to an end, gareth southgate has named his squad to face scotland and france and says he has better options in the no ten role that rooney favours, this could be dele alli or rashford. the inclusion of rashford means that he won't go to the under 21 ‘s
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championship, jack butland has been recalled for the first time in more than a year recalled for the first time in more thana yearand recalled for the first time in more than a year and this is the first call—up for spurs defender kieran trippier. wales manager chris coleman has dismissed speculation bringing him to the crystal palace job. he spoke before their world cup qualifier against serbia. 16—year—old ethan has been included in the squad, he is one of seven uncapped players, he made his debut last august. real madrid forward gareth bale missed the game through suspension, but questions about the future of chris coleman dominated the news conference today. future of chris coleman dominated the news conference todaylj future of chris coleman dominated the news conference today. i cannot control what is said about me or anyone else outside of wales. i don't care about it. if i'm honest, i only care about wales, about preparing properly, i'm really looking forward to this game for more than one reason. and that's where my thinking is and that's where my thinking is and that's where my thinking is and that's where my mind. leeds united say they
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are shocked and disappointed by the decision of garry monk to resign as head coach after less than a year in charge, he guided them to seventh in the table and just missed out on the championship play—offs. following a change of ownership of the club this week he had been expected to sign a new deal. in a statement they said that while they are deeply saddened by his decision, there is no individual bigger than their club. england's rugby union head coach eddiejones thinks england's rugby union head coach eddie jones thinks james haskell can force is way into the british and irish lions test team to face the all blacks this summer. he was only drafted into the squad this week after billy vunipola withdrew but jones thinks the wasps for can bring a lot to the lions. he's quite a charismatic guy. to have him in the tea m charismatic guy. to have him in the team environment, he acts as a social leader, and having a social leading your team is very important because they help players relax off the field, they help players gel off the field, they help players gel off the field, they help players gel off the field and he does that well. i
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think it will have an absolute storm in one of the first three games and play himself into the test team. formula 1 championship leader sebastian vettel was fastest in second practice before this weekend ‘s monaco grand prix. lewis hamilton was quickest in the first session but it quickest in the last of the day. jenson button finished 12th, the 2009 world champion has returned for only this one race, taiwan. he is standing in for alonso, who is competing at the indianapolis 500. it looks very nice in monaco. more about all those stories on the bbc website and in the last half hour you'll be able to read about manchester city, they have just confirmed that stuff us, gael clichy and willy caballero have all been released from the squad, and there's more about how city and manchester united have jointly pledged more about how city and manchester united havejointly pledged £1 million to the weight of majesty
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emergency fund to help the families of those 22 people killed. —— to the we love manchester fund. of those 22 people killed. —— to the we love manchesterfund. i'll of those 22 people killed. —— to the we love manchester fund. i'll be backin we love manchester fund. i'll be back in the next hour with more sports news. thank you. nato's european leaders were given a talking to by president donald trump in brussels this afternoon, over their contributions to the organisation. with the leaders lined up before him, he told them they needed to spend more on defence, to meet their commitment of 2% of gdp. mr trump is meeting several eu leaders for the first time, including france's new president, emmanuel macron. let's cross now to brussels and talk to our defence correspondent jonathan beale. this was an important meeting because it was donald trump's first meeting at nato headquarters, the new nato headquarters that was being opened behind me, it has cost 1.2 billion euros. the us contributing 2296 billion euros. the us contributing 22% of that cost. donald trump has
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been critical in the past of nato. he once called it obsolete. he has changed that view but he's been critical of the fact that only five of nato's 28 members have been contributing or reaching that target of 2% of that national income being spent on defence. when theresa may, the british prime minister, arrived here before mr trump she was very keen to state that britain was meeting that 2% goal. this is what she said. we are proud of spending 2% of gdp on defence and on equipment and other nations must be prepared to take responsibility, and that includes more investment in defence. nato has tried to choreograph this meeting to address some of the president's concerns, notjust talking about how the combat terrorism, which is one of his
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demands, but also addressing the demands, but also addressing the demand of how they pay for defence, and that they should spend more. so there was an agreement that was going to be announced here and was announced here but clearly it did not go far enough for mr trump. when he came and unveiled a statue of 9/11, marking that terrorist event, he also use that opportunity, his remarks to have a goal, to lecture the comic century, america's nato allies about that they were not spending enough on defence. i have been very, very direct with secretary stoltenberg and members of the alliance in saying that nato members must finally contribute theirfair members must finally contribute their fair share members must finally contribute theirfairshare and members must finally contribute their fair share and meet their financial obligations. but 23 of the 28 member nations are still not paying what they should be paying
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and what they are supposed to be paying for their defence. this is not fair to the people and taxpayers of the united states. and many of these nations owe massive amounts of money from past years and not paying in those past years. over the last eight years, the united states spent more on defence than all other nato countries combined. if all nato members had spent just countries combined. if all nato members had spentjust 2% of their gdp on defence last year, we would have had another $119 billion for our collective defence and for the financing of additional nature reserves. we should recognise that with these chronic underpayments, and growing threats, even 2% of gdp is insufficient to close the gaps in
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modernising readiness and the size of forces. those phrases like chronic underpayment suggesting that nato owed the us money would not have gone down well. it also shows that mrtrump does gone down well. it also shows that mr trump does not quite understand how nato functions because that spending of 2% of gdp on defence is a target, it is not an obligation, there is no enforcement to make those countries pay that much. it is not like being a member of the european union, say. so i think that would have been hard to swallow for those countries that don't contribute 2% and even the ones that do, like britain, they were told essentially that that was the bare minimum. soi essentially that that was the bare minimum. so i think it was a difficult message for them to take from mrtrump and difficult message for them to take from mr trump and it made the meeting perhaps go less well than nato wanted it to go. but they have made agreements most importantly on
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fighting terrorism, and there is an agreement that nato will become a formal part of the action against so—called islamic state, that was one of the demands made by mr trump. thank you, jonathan. let's go back now to manchester. jane hill is in st ann's square, which has become the focal point for tributes to victims of monday's attack. jane. thank you, jane, thank you,jane, a thank you, jane, a beautiful sunny evening in st ann's square where people have been continuing to come as they have come for many days to lay flowers and read tributes. a huge number of health workers and ambulance staff have been working flat out since the call came through on monday night. one of the hospitals involved in treating the victims is stepping hill in stockport, and some of the staff there have had some time now to reflect on what they have seen in the past few days. i'd had contact through social media initially that something had
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happened in manchester but i wasn't aware of what had gone on. 20 minutes later, i got a calljust to say that we'd had a first walk—in patient from the incident, which made us then trigger a major incident. it was quite clear that this was significant and a horrific event had taken place. the evil that visited us that night caused this horrible thing, in an arena that we'd all been in. when i arrived, the level of professionalism that i saw amongst my colleagues was phenomenal. there was an air of seriousness, professionalism, a need to focus. what we saw on the night was real determination, resilience, teamwork, staff really coming up with what was required to deliver the best care for these patients. i was inundated with messages from the team — can i come in, do you want me in?
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that came from health care assistants, nurses, allied health professionals, doctors, consultants, offering to come in and support us. it happened locally. we all knew there were chances that we would know people involved in it. this explosion happened in somewhere familiar to all of us. we all have a sense of identity with manchester. and, of course, it feels personal. at no point did i see any member of staff crack. theyjust rose to the challenge and theyjust kept going. i'm very proud of the way they responded. i went home and cried a lot. and you want to hug your nearest and dearest. it was the day after really when feelings settled in. i just want to focus on the good things that i saw, the good care that i saw, and that for me speaks about the night. let's pick up on some of those
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thoughts and some of the implications of the aftermath of this tragedy. i'm joined now by rabbi dov benyaacov—kurtzman, who is working with a specialist team here in manchester, in fact by chance you wish on monday when blast happened because you had been living in israel for many yea rs, been living in israel for many years, doing trauma work there, and you happened to be over here doing something similar. explain what you are doing and what you can offer to people. first of all let me offer my condolences to the people of manchester, especially the families and friends of those killed and injured. just standing here for a two minutes waiting to do this interview i felt a sense of community and a sense of love and i think that first of all is the a nswer to think that first of all is the answer to atrocious acts of terrorism, the best defence is love and relationships. i came over six months ago to try and implement a
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national resilience programme for first responders as well as the general public and how to deal with something like this and maybe install an emergency response ambulance system where we could go to the scene of such a thing. 0bviously to the scene of such a thing. obviously we are not ready yet and we are still in the middle of it when this happens so the knee jerk reaction was let's try to do something to help, and we decided we would open a pop—up emergency treatment centre for psychological shock. this is absolutely anyone, someone shock. this is absolutely anyone, someone who lives and works here, may not be a medical professional... anyone, whether you live in manchester or not, if you are here, but also for hospital staff and first responders who are feeling the pressure, it's horrific thing to deal with and we will have expertly trained staff waiting to help you out. we are flying them in, easyjet
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have sponsored us, we will be training 20 to 30 local psychologists in special protocol, and in the centre will have a kind of pop—up cafe, where you can sit, just somewhere safe in the city so you can get yourself back in... and it is nearby. yes, nearby, and we have a website if you want more information which is an a 17. m a 17. alt. uk. good to talk to you, thank you for sparing time. what an extraordinary emotional day it has been a game at saint anne ‘s square as people come here and continue to lay flowers and pay tribute. from central manchester back to you. the court of appeal has upheld
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a previous ruling that doctors can withdraw life support from a sick baby with a rare genetic condition against his parents‘ wishes. specialists at great 0rmond street hospital said it was in his interest to receive only palliative care. net migration to the uk fell by a quarter to 248,000 2016 — driven by an increase in eu citizens leaving the country. figures published by the office for national statistics show a statistically significant increase in emigration - and, in particular, a 36% increase in eu citizens leaving, compared with 2015. here's our economics correspondent andy verity. on these latest official numbers, the rise in population due to immigration is still more than double what the government's targeted, but they show it dropped substantially in 2016, compared to the year before. fewer people are coming to the uk and more are leaving. to arrive at the net immigration number, you take the number
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of immigrants arriving in the uk, which was 588,000, down more than 40,000, and take away the number of emigrants leaving, which was 339,000, that's up about 40,000. that leaves you with net immigration of 248,000, down by a quarter. we are determined to make sure that we do continue to overall reduce the net migration number but also to continue to attract the brightest and best and support our economy. we asked eu immigrants why they thought more were leaving. i think they are scared about brexit at the moment because we don't know what is going on. i think it's a sign that the economy in other countries is getting better. so they don't need to be abroad, because most people prefer to be in their country. my boyfriend is english.
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i was speaking to him yesterday and telling him i'd like to go back, because i don't really feel safe here. i don't know what's going on. i think it's got to do with the uncertainty with the brexit situation. people are not sure what the terms will be for immigrants, like ourselves. two years ago, each £1 you earned would exchange for more polish zlotys or czech republic currency than it does now. the uk was a more attractive place to come and live and work for a while before returning home. but as the value of the pound has diminished, so has that attraction. what was especially notable was the number coming from the eu eight countries, those like the czech republic and poland thatjoined the eu in 2004. the number arriving was down by a third, to 48,000. the number leaving, up by more than half to 43,000. the difference, net migration to the uk from those countries, was just 5,000, the lowest it has been since theyjoined the eu. the eu eight have been coming to the uk in large numbers since 2004. and it seems evident now that
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some of those may be starting to go elsewhere. today, we learned the economy, on a revised estimate, grew by 0.2% in the first three months of the year, a sharper slowdown than previously estimated. what we don't yet know is whether or not slower immigration played a role in that. andy verity, bbc news. a recording of an early television performance by sir cliff richard has been discovered in an unlikely spot — on a farm in blackpool. the material dates back to 1958, and is the oldest existing tv footage of the singer. it's part of a number of discoveries which will be showcased in london — other highlights include the singer blondie's debut on uk tv, and two editions of top of the pops from the 70s. 0ur entertainment correspondent colin paterson has been delving into the archives. unseen for almost 60 years. the oldest surviving tv footage of an 18—year—old cliff richard.
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itv‘s oh boy! from 1958, recently found by a blackpool fairground owner selling off his father's television print collection. the whole episode will be part of pop discoveries in london, an event showcasing recently unearthed music tv programmes. including the 600th episode of top of the pops from october 1975, with sparks. it was destroyed, but a copy has been found by the widow of a former bbc engineer, and includes a performance by bruce forsyth. # she's a great little housewife # though sometimes she talks like a fool #. this single, sandra, missed the charts, unlike another new find — a second top of the pops from 1975 has t.rex performing new york city
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with a dancing frog. and, the quality may not be great, but blondie's uk tv debut has also emerged on a vhs tape, part of the late tony wilson's archive at the museum of science and industry in manchester. blondie, take it away. one, two, three... in 1977, he invited them to perform on the local news. # hey, here she comes now...# the tv archive organisation kaleidoscope, who are curating the event, hope these finds will lead others to have a rummage in the attic and unearth more lost pop performances. colin paterson, bbc news. fond memories. time for a look at
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the weather with helen. good evening, the strong sun today has sent temperatures into the high 20s, has sent temperatures into the high 205, 28 has sent temperatures into the high 20s, 28 in scotland but also in the of wales. so that makes it the hottest day of the year so far. i suspect we will beat that tomorrow. temperatures won't tumble quickly overnight and it will be warmer in the north, that will be the most notable the north, that will be the most nota ble feature the north, that will be the most notable feature of the weather. it may not feel so oppressive in the south because we are getting more breeze but 16 or 17, not far short of what we would normally see at this time of year so another hot day tomorrow, hot and warm from the start, we'll get rid of any morning mist, we might see some sea fog on the coast of northern england and eastern scotland, not for long. tomorrow night and saturday this will bring a change but tomorrow another hot day across the board, cooler around the coasts as you'd expect with an onshore breeze, we
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could seek 2930, the uv index is high, don't forget even on the coast and we will see high levels in seven areas at this time of year. —— in southern areas. tonight at six: manchester police have made significant arrests. a minute's silence has been held across the uk. bell tolls hundreds gathered in manchester, remembering the 22 victims of the concert bombing. more raids today — eight people are now in custody, as police try to hunt down the suicide bomber‘s network of associates. the arrests that we have made are significant and initial searches of the premises have revealed items that we believe are very important to the investigation. the last of the victims has been identified —
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ten teenagers and children amongst young lives cut short.
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